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Prosecutor in trial of Venezuela leader gives new details

A Venezuelan prosecutor who helped convict opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is saying that the government had long plotted Lopez’s arrest.

NYT: Leopoldo’s Prosecutor Calls Trial “a Farce” and “Unjust” in Stunning Video Confession

One of the two lead prosecutors in Leopoldo’s case has publicly called his trial a “farce” based on “false evidence,” which has “unjustly violated the rights of this person.” In...

Relatives deliver Leopoldo López's letter to the Pope

Leopoldo Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori, and the parents of the imprisoned leader of opposition Voluntad Popular party (People's Will), Antonieta de López and Leopoldo López Mendoza, held a brief meeting...

Leopoldo Lopez: Venezuela opposition leader jailed for his 'art of words' while leader of protest...

Almost a month after his conviction, the reasons for his sentence emerged after the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional published excerpts from the sentencing document. “It is clearly determined that... Leopoldo Lopez did...

Leopoldo López's Prison Treatment Amounts to Torture, His Wife Says

Leopoldo is strong despite the fact that they’ve tried to break him. They treat him inhumanely and torture him. Leopoldo is alone in a four-story tower. He sleeps in a...

Even in Jail, I Will Fight for a Free Venezuela

We have lost our democracy. The government targets those who disagree and uses repression to stay in power. The judgment against me is intended to send a message to all...

Letter to the Venezuelan People

He who tires, loses and I will never tire of fighting for a free Venezuela! More than a year ago, the corrupt elite that governs Venezuela ordered my arrest in...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader, Leopoldo López, Wrongly Convicted and Sentenced to 13 Years and 9 Months...

Caracas – Today, Judge Susana Barreiros of the 28th Trial Court of the Metropolitan Area of Caracas convicted the Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo López, and gave him a sentence of...

Kafka in Caracas

On Aug. 25 in Caracas, Judge Susana Barreiros announced the sudden and unexpected conclusion of judicial proceedings against Leopoldo López, the charismatic 44-year-old leader of the opposition party Voluntad Popular,...

U.S. asks Venezuela to scrap ban on opposition political candidates

The United States on Tuesday called on Venezuela to reverse a ban on opposition members from holding office and participating in the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections. Washington made the request after opposition...